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Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England Museum traces the history of the bank from its foundation in 1694.
Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England Museum traces the history of the bank from its foundation in 1694. The collection on display includes silver, prints, paintings, banknotes, coins, ancient gold bars, pikes and muskets used to defend the bank, as well as Roman pottery and mosaics uncovered on the site when it was rebuilt in 1930. Also on exhibit are documents relating to famous clients such as Horatio Nelson, George Washington and the Duchess of Marlborough.
The London Bullion Market Association is the most important over-the-counter market in the world for trading gold and silver
The London Stone housed inside a nondescript protective grille on Cannon Street is a little known, yet historical artifact that is a reminder of the time the Romans ruled over the city
The Guildhall Art Gallery houses the City Corporation's art collection, and also runs special exhibitions throughout the year
St Mary le Bow, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, houses the famous Bow Bells
The imposing column of the Monument marks the alleged site where the Great Fire of London broke out in 1666 and engulfed the major part of the city in its flames
The Clockmaker's Company Museum traces the history of clockmaking and houses a priceless collection of more than 700 old timepieces spanning 5 centuries
The church is dedicated to St Magnus the Martyr, the pious and gentle earl of Orkney who was executed by his cousin in 1118 AD, and canonised in 1135 AD
The Willis Building on Lime Street is a skyscraper designed by Norman Foster right opposite Lloyd's of London
The headquarters of world's most famous insurance market, housed in a revolutionary (at the time) bizarre, Matrix-like glass-and-steel building designed by Richard Rogers, with all support services (lifts, ventilation, etc) suspended outside